Co-founder of WikiLeaks Detained in London may facing Extradition to the U.S.

Co-founder of WikiLeaks Detained in London facing Extradition to the U.S.

Julian Assange, the co-founder of WikiLeaks, arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after about seven years he sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy. There also may a chance that he may face extradition to the U.S. The Metropolitan Police of the United Kingdom confirmed that the officers arrested the WikiLeaks’ co-founder afterward the decision of the Ecuadorian government to withdraw refuge for the Nationality of Australia. The police officials said that immediately Assange would present before the Court of Westminster Magistrates after police take him to the central police station of London.

Reason to Arrest Julian Assange

Assange arrested by police because of failing to surrender to a court after Magistrate of Westminster court issued his warrant in June 2012. Later, the police updated further that his arrest relates to an extradition warrant on the authorities of the United States’ behalf. However, the attorney of Assange also confirmed the news that forty-seven years old WikiLeaks’ co-founder arrested on the request of extradition in addition to breaching bail conditions of the United Kingdom.

A directly familiar source with the present situation stated to the international news that the United States is planning to pursue Assange’s extradition from the United Kingdom along with sealed federal charges filed in Virginia’s Eastern District. The United States charged Julian Assange following the arrest with conspiracy to do the computer hacking.

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In 2012, the accused sought asylum in London at the embassy to avoid deportation to Sweden due to the sexual assault case. Two years before the government of Sweden issued a warrant for Assange due to the sexual assault and rape allegations from two women.

Assange Refuse to Leave Ecuadorian Embassy

On the other hand, Assange always refuses to leave the Embassy of Ecuadorian, and he claimed it extradited to the United States for questioning about the activities of WikiLeaks. The organization of activist became well-known for publishing secret information along with the news leaks that caused embarrassment for public officials and governments.

WikiLeaks tweeted their statement that Assange doesn’t walk out from the embassy. The ambassador of Ecuadorian invited the British police into the embassy, and he arrested immediately. Ecuador accused Julian Assange to leak President Lenin Moreno’s confidential information. No evidence provided by Moreno; however, the statement reflects ongoing strain among Assange and his hosts. Moreno lashed out at Assange after the arrest. According to Reuters, the spokesperson of Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov expressed that Moscow expected that the rights of Assange would not violated.


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